September 21, 2020

Rob Clarke and The Wooltones: Putting The L in Wootones

Liverpudlian psych pop band Rob Clarke and The Wooltones are into vintage Mersey beat and early psychedelica, a genre that peaked when the Beatles released Rubber Soul in 1965. On their new album Putting The L in Wootones they honour the 3 minute single as well as the expanded tracks like Love and Haight and Free that started to make a mark as albums became more important as an artistic statement. It allowed musicains to stretch out and go through various tempos and moods within a track, something they could only get away it in a live setting before that.

Nostalgia is the backbone of their lyrics. Old fashioned rock 'n' roll gets heartfelt tributes with Statue at the Pier Head and Two Lane Blacktop - the latter could be mistaken for a long lost Eddie Cochran song. Countdown is a song about the implemenation of the decimal system for UK currency on February 15, 1971, an event that send shockwaves to the nation. Rob Clarke and The Wooltones keep the sound of the past alive, by giving it their all with original material. That is no mean feat among the countless cover bands that keep rehashing the classics, because they can't come up with something new themselves.

Rob Clarke and The Wooltones:
Pepe Hoonose: drums
GP Chesters: bass
Rob Clarke vocals, guitar

Putting The L in Wootones is a self-released album. Buy it (CD + badge, digital) from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Big Big Bad Bad John
  2. Love and Haight
  3. Adrian Henri
  4. Statue at the Pier Head
  5. The Forecast Near You
  6. Free
  7. Countdown
  8. Two Lane Blacktop
  9. It's Only You
  10. Alright!

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